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Outlaw Mouse.

Story Stats

Rating: 5
Grade Level: 3, 4, 5
Page count: 14

Author

Marilyn
Halvorson

Appeared in

But Cows Can't Fly and Other Stories

Story Summary

It's nearly Christmas at Jody's grandparent's ranch but when Jody's grandma discovers a mouse has nibbled the crust of her Christmas pie, the mood is anything but one of sharing. After two humorous attempts to catch the mouse with traditional traps, Jody gets a brilliant idea for her grandma's Christmas present - a live trap. When they release the mouse far from the house, Grandma leaves the outlaw mouse the partially nibbled pie as a peace offering.